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A successful introduction by our Mergers & Acquisitions Division

FM Contract Watch were engaged by the owner of a privately-owned security guarding company, based in Scotland, to find a suitable purchaser for their business.  The first enquiry was received mid-February this year. Within a week of being appointed, we had introduced the owner to two potential purchasers and arranged for NDA’s to be signed […]

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United Guarding Services Ltd join the elite group of The ACS Pacesetters

United Guarding Services Limited is the latest SIA ACS company, with a score in the top 15% of all accredited organisations, to join The ACS Pacesetters.  They are proud to be one of the first companies to be accredited with SIA ACS status when the scheme was introduced in 2006. This privately-owned company has been trading […]

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Manpower Direct (UK) Limited – the latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We would like to welcome Manpower Direct (UK) Limited to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters – the association for the leading security companies in the UK based on their SIA ACS accreditation score. This privately-owned company, founded in 2003, was ranked in the Sunday Times fastest growing companies during their early years of […]

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Dardan Security join The ACS Pacesetters – the leading security companies in the UK

We are pleased to announce that Dardan Security is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters, the leading SIA ACS accredited companies in the UK. Established in 1973, for over 45 years, Dardan Security has built a long-lasting relationship with their clients including some of the world’s most prestigious brands. The company head office […]

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Veritech Systems Limited join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to welcome Hampshire based Veritech Systems as the latest company to join to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. The company provides a range of services including manned Security, CCTV and access control and operates throughout London, South East, South West, the Midlands and Wales. To find out more about Veritech […]

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Rewarding outstanding individuals with The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Award 2019

The ACS Pacesetters Achievement Awards Lunch, run by FM Contract Watch, took place on Wednesday, 22nd May, at Royal Windsor Racecourse with 200+ members, their staff, clients and guests in attendance. Once again, the sun was shining as members gathered for pre-lunch drinks at the Riverbank Pavilion. This is the sixth year the lunch has taken […]

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Disqualified security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

On Monday 11 March, Michael Ryan pled guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court to working as an unlicensed security manager on three occasions between 21 April and 28 September 2018. Mr Ryan was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £4,264 costs as well as a victim surcharge of £170 within 14 days. On 20 April 2018 […]

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White Star Security Services – The latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to welcome White Star Security Services to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. This privately owned company which has it’s headquarters in Yorkshire and offices across the North of England provides a comprehensive range of security services including: Key Holding, Alarm Response and Mobile Security Solutions Installation and Maintenance of CCTV, […]

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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security guards at West London school

Last Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley, of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex, was ordered to pay a confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act of £25,000 and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows Daley’s conviction of six counts of providing unlicensed security guards to a school in […]

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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two years in jail

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security guards to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) confiscation order, which was […]

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